Testing Centres – South Africa | GED Testing Centres in South Africa

Boston City Campus & Business College VUE Testing Centres are exclusively authorised to offer the GED® Examinations within South Africa. There are currently 45 testing centers nationwide.

In accordance with the Immigration Act, only students who have a South African ID or passport, a valid study permit, refugee status or foreign nationals residing in South Africa and holding any valid (non-expired) permit/visa, issued to such an individual by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), deemed to be in transit (travelling in the Republic as a tourist), or as a citizen from a SADC country visiting the Republic for a period not exceeding the minimum allowed period by the DHA, before being required to apply for a temporary residence permit, may request to make use of a Boston City Campus & Business College PEARSON VUE Testing Centre, in order to participate in proctored online GED-assessment events. Candidates with an expired permit/visa will not be permitted to participate in booked assessments.

In order to request to make use of a Boston City Campus & Business College PEARSON VUE Testing Centre, all foreign nationals must email an official request to fn@ged.org.za and include the proposed Boston City Campus & Business College accredited VUE Testing Centre, a clear certified scanned copy of a valid passport and permit/visa and all other related travel documentation. GED.org.za reserves the right to charge for the administration processing of these applications.

What do I need to bring with me on the day of the test?

When you arrive at the test centre, you will be required to provide one or more valid forms of government-issued ID. The ID must include your:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Handwritten Signature
  • Photograph.

Should your ID not include a handwritten signature, you can meet this specific requirement by downloading and completing the affidavit on the link http://ged.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/AFFIDAVIT.pdf.
If you do not present a proper ID that meets these requirements, you will be turned away on the day of testing and will lose your test payments.

The ONLY forms of ID that will be accepted for testing purposes:

  • Smart ID Card
  • Old Green Book ID, together with a bank card that has your full name and signature
  • Old Green Book ID, together with the completed affidavit 
  • Valid Passport

Birth certificates are not accepted for GED ID testing requirements.

South Africa is governed according to international testing rules, being that the GEDⓇ testing age in South Africa is 17 years. For more information on these rules, please click on the GEDⓇ Testing Service policies page https://ged.com/en/policies/south_africa/.

To apply for disability accommodations, you need to download the application from your ged.com profile.

To re-schedule a test or book a test where an accommodation has been approved, you can contact the Pearson Vue International GED Testing Service Booking Line on the number 011-083-8844.

The below Boston City Campus & Business Colleges are accredited VUE Testing Centres. Click on the link to access contact details for your nearest testing centre https://www.boston.co.za/contact-us/